Did you know that today is Piano Day? For the last few years lovers of the piano from all around the world have been celebrating their favourite instrument on this special day. Why today? There are 88 keys on a conventional piano keyboard and today is the 88th day of the year. If you visit…… Continue reading Happy Piano Day!
Moving on from City Symphonies, I’m looking for more good quality city films. This film of New York in 1911 is amazing. https://youtu.be/aohXOpKtns0 Thanks for visiting my blog today.
According to the accompanying notes, this film of Queen Victoria visiting Dublin was made on this day, April 4th 1900. The film is a bit blurry in places and it’s quite difficult to see Her Majesty but the crowds and accompanying cavalry are very clear. https://youtu.be/-9_YUzgF-4s The oldest film of Queen Victoria was made at…… Continue reading Rare old film clips of Queen Victoria
There’s been so much rain in the last few days, our garden is turning into a mud bath every time anyone steps on it. I was surprised that so many people still seem to enjoy singing this old standard. https://youtu.be/EaHjDhLPg7c But the football teams in this film clip take the mud experience to a whole…… Continue reading Mud, mud glorious mud!
Dame Alice Ellen Terry, known professionally as Ellen Terry, was an English actress who became the leading Shakespearean actress in Britain. She was born on 27th February 1847. From Wikipedia: Born into a family of actors, Terry began performing as a child, acting in Shakespeare plays in London, and toured throughout the British provinces in…… Continue reading Beautiful portraits of actress Ellen Terry born On This Day in 1847.
The Business Plans episode of The Apprentice is always the highlight of the series and this year it was a corker! Having watched the brightest and the best of the entrepreneurial class of 2017 struggle through a weekly sequence of ludicrous tasks, there were five candidates remaining in the process. Confectionery gift company owner, Sarah…… Continue reading Best of the Business Plans #TheApprentice2017
I’ve just been looking at Twitter Usage Statistics. Every second, on average, around 6,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter. That’s over 350,000 tweets sent per minute, 500 million tweets per day and around 200 billion tweets per year. https://youtu.be/-EpWOzIzhf8 So how in that great crowd can you get your tweets noticed? In a very interesting…… Continue reading Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep!
We enjoyed watching “Gunpowder” on BBC1. The series is a beautifully produced drama with lovely lighting in some of the interior shots. The graphic punishment scenes are convincingly gruesome and serve as a timely reminder of what was commonplace in England not all that long ago! Not being Game of Thrones viewers we’re unfamiliar with…… Continue reading Gunpowder